York County Proprietor's Record Book of Colonel Josiah Waters (29-314264-P007A.pdf)
�To Vote and grant such Tracts and parcels of Lands to such person, or persons as the Proprietors are indebted unto for former Services and Charges if they shall think proper --To Grant, and confirm such Tracts to the Possessors
upon which Terms and Conditions as they shall think expedient, and to choose a Committee to make and execute Deeds of such Lands as the Propriety shall cause to sell, or grant away --And to take such Measures as shall be then and there
agreed upon for securing, regaining or Advancing the said Proprietors Interest and to do and Act upon any other matters and things that the Proprietors may think necessary to be Done relating to the Lands aforesaidAnd to agree upon the Method of calling Meetings
in the future --Thomas Cushing William Powell Samuel Adams
To John Avery jun Clerk Josiah Waters jun to the Proprietors claiming Land under the Will of [?] Bridget Phillips late of Boston deceased ----
In pursuance of the foregoing Letter a Meeting of this [?] Proprietors was Called by a Notification inserted in the Boston Monday Newspapers three weeks successively to be held at the Coffee House in Boston on the twenty fifth of September 1781 ---- At a Meeting of the Proprietors of Land lying in the late Province of Maine now County of York holding under the Will of Bridget Phillips late of Boston widow deceased at the Coffee House in Boston September 25th 1781 ---- being duly warned -------Present [?] William Powell Col Josiah Waters [?] William Phillips jun John Avery jun
Voted That the Honible William Phillips Esq be Moderator of this Meeting --
Description: Proprietor's Record Book (1768-1807), York County, District of Maine, belonging to Colonel Josiah Waters of Boston and referencing estate of Bridget Phillips of Boston.
See map relating to estate of Bridget Phillips from same Record Book (314264-I002).
The land which comprises the present town of Waterboro was originally a part of a large tract of land which was purchased by Major William Phillips who died in Boston in 1683. By his last will, he bequeathed his lands to his widow Bridget and sons Samuel and William. Under the Wills of his sons, the title to the territory passed to 10 Proprietors, one of whom was Col. Josiah Waters, and for whom the town was named. Josiah Waters purchased most of the land from the other nine proprietors. The remainder of the land was divided into lots and sold to settlers.
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